Who is Edward Thurlow

Edward Thurlow, 1st Baron Thurlow, PC, KC (9 December 1731 – 12 September 1806), was a British lawyer and Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1765 to 1778 when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Thurlow. He served as Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain for fourteen years and under four Prime Ministers.

Early life

Born at Bracon Ash, Norfolk, Thurlow was the eldest son of Reverend Thomas Thurlow. Thomas Thurlow, Bishop of Durham, was his brother. He studied at King's School, Canterbury and at Caius College, Cambridge. However, he was forced to leave Cambridge in 1751 without a degree after coming into conflict with the authorities of the university. He was for some time articled to a solicitor in Lincoln's Inn, but in 1754 he was called to th...
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  • May
    May! queen of blossoms,
    And fulfilling flowers,
    With what pretty music
    Shall we charm the hours?...
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Flight 1 Adore 1 Golden 1 Floor 1 Charm 1 Open 1 Pretty 1 Queen 1 Doubt 1 Fire 1

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Larryfsommers: the lincoln miracle by edward achorn explains the political machinations behind lincoln’s nomination in may 1860 and gives memorable and insightful portraits of the main characters--seward, thurlow weed, lincoln, horace greeley, et al.
Organicpeoplepr: edward thurlow weed was a printer. new york newspaper publisher. (november 15, 1797- november 22, 1882.)
Clivepower: 'diamond eaters, horrid! monsters!' 1788 (artist unknown). warren hastings (former governor general of india), george iii, queen charlotte and edward thurlow (lord chancellor)
Cannabisdad: "corporations have neither bodies to be punished, nor souls to be condemned; they therefore do as they like."-edward thurlow, baron of something or other
Medialens: 'did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience, when it has no soul to be damned, and no body to be kicked?' (edward, first baron thurlow 1731-1806)
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The Sensitive Plant
 by Percy Bysshe Shelley

A Sensitive Plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light.
And closed them beneath the kisses of Night.

And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;

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